Hospital operating rooms are very busy places. Data gathered from nationwide research indicate that 29% of hospital use is for OR procedures. A broad menu of surgeries, including , but not limited to, ophthalmic, genitourinary, cardiac, and gynecological occur there.
When patients are scheduling joint replacement surgery, we prescribe compression stockings for post operative use. Worn at all times throughout the recovery period, they prevent blood clot formation.
The highest quality of patient care is likely to include use of the Bair Hugger system. Now in use for almost 40 years, the Bair Hugger system has become standard procedure for patient warming.
It may not be time to break out the champagne yet. However athletes everywhere should note that in a clinical trial at Boston's Children's Hospital, surgeons have been quietly conducting a successful experiment. Over the last year, 10 adults have received ACL (anterior crucial ligament) repair without having to sustain another surgically induced injury.